Want a slamdunkeveryone’sgonnaloveit Sunday dinner recipe? I’ve made this
a few times a hundred times for my family. They always love it. I took this to an extended family dinner last Sunday, and served it with Sheri and Amity’s delish fresh Idaho mashed potatoes. The result – tripled the recipe and 22 people later – no leftovers. It’s a no fuss- brown, chop, slide into the oven and bake recipe. This recipe comes from the lovely and talented Sara (yes, Sara’s Salmon Sara).
Sara's Sunday Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy
- 2-1 lb. Pork Tenderloin (not pork roast)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 lb mushrooms, washed and quartered
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme, optional
- salt and pepper
- In a Dutch oven, brown pork in melted butter and oil. Remove from pan.
- Sauté mushrooms and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for about 5 minutes on medium high heat, tossing so mushrooms brown a bit.
- Reduce heat, add flour and stir until smooth.
- Add chicken broth, Worcestershire and fresh thyme. Stir.
- Place meat back into pan.
- Cover with foil or tight fitting lid and bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½- 2 hours*.
-I usually turn off the oven after 2 hours cooking time, then let meat sit in the oven, covered until ready to cut and serve. Last Sunday, it was in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours past cooking time, and then on the counter covered for about another hour. It never dries out, and always falls apart when cutting.-I have cut the amount of butter by half, and the recipe still works. Don't cut the amount of mushrooms or onions, unless you substitute another vegetable that yields a high amount of water, or there won't be enough gravy to keep the meat moist.-Costco sells Pork Tenderloin in a two pack. Each sleeve has two tenderloins, so 4 tenderloin per purchase, enough for a double recipe. Costco also sells mushrooms, whole in a 1 1/2 lb package. I use a mixture of their white and brown mushrooms.